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  • Undergraduate degree classification of 2:2 or above.
  • Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English language and maths.
  • Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE science (primary applicants only).
  • A period of school observation before interview is not currently a requirement, however this may enable you to develop your understanding of teaching and learning.
  • Suitable references that endorse your character and suitability for teaching. At least one reference must be academic or professional.

Please note that all offers are conditional and subject to the satisfactory outcome of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health check. These checks will be completed by the university with whom you complete your teacher training, if you are a tuition fee trainee, and by the school at which you complete your teacher training, if you are a salaried trainee.

Apprenticeship places represent a significant commitment from the host school to fund salary and associated benefits. For this reason, schools will take care to select candidates who they feel have a level of maturity (irrespective of age) to operate as a responsible member of staff.

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Applications to train to teach with Teach Wimbledon from September 2024 are now open.

To apply, please submit your application below


If you have completed any of the above qualifications overseas, you will be asked to provide a statement of comparability prior to attending your interview. For 2024 applications you can find out on the Get Into Teaching site how to apply for a free ENIC from the Department for Education once you have made an application.  For further information, please visit the following websites:

GCSE Equivalency

Should you not already hold a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English language, maths or science (primary applicants only), then you will be required to sit a GCSE equivalency test. Teach Wimbledon accepts GCSE equivalency tests through the following providers: